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22-250 twist rate

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Re: 22-250 twist rate

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I had a savage 12fv in 22-250 that I screwed a McGowen 1-8 22-250 barrel. Cost about $300 to do it and couldn't have been happier. Should have never sold that rifle. I was sending 75gr VMax at 3100fps. Yes it was a laser. 500 yard prairie dogs were not a problem. I did get as high as 90gr SMKs in it, but they didn't explode the P-dogs well, kinda just went right through em...
Any issues with 55 gr class bullets?
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    Re: 22-250 twist rate

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    Yes Savage does make a 1:9 twist 22-250, I might add that they will sling an 80 grain A-max quite well .

    Mike

    My savage LRPV RBLP shoot the 70gr berger VLD's really well. I'm going to try some 36gr barns varmit granades just to see if they will come apart or not. If they don't I might play more.
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    Re: 22-250 twist rate

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    Any issues with 55 gr class bullets?

    No not really, just got to slow down a bit. They aren't going to spin at 4K FPS, well not without skipping in the lands.

    69gr SMKs could not be knocked off course with a hammer at 100yrds.
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    Re: 22-250 twist rate

    I just got my .22-250 back from IT&G where I had it re-barreled to .22-250AI. I went with a 26 inch Douglas stainless, fluted barrel. I had a lot of people trying to talk me into a 1-8 twist barrel but went with a 1-12. I talked with the techs at Sierra and they said I'd be fine shooting the 65 grain bullet. Berger recommends a 1-12 for their 62 grain bullet. I shoot mostly 50 or 55grain bullets and I may eventually go to 62 - 65 grain bullet for whitetails. I guess it boils down to what you want to do with the rifle. Personally, I can't see the use in slinging an 80 grain bullet from a .22-250 because of the decrease in velocity. The .22-250 satisfies my need for speed. If I want to shoot a heavier bullet, I'll grab the .243 or a .25/06.

    Just my humble opinion and I've been wrong at least one time in my life.
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    Re: 22-250 twist rate

    BTW, my 50 - 55 grain bullets do very well at 4000 fps from the 1-12 twist.
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